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Environmental income and rural livelihoods: a global-comparative analysis

Angelsen, Arild, Jagger, Pamela, Babigumira, Ronnie, Belcher, Brian, Hogarth, Nicholas, Bauch, Simone, Borner, Jan, Smith-Hall, Carsten and Wunder, Sven (2014). Environmental income and rural livelihoods: a global-comparative analysis. World Development,64:S12-S28.

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Title Environmental income and rural livelihoods: a global-comparative analysis
Author Angelsen, Arild
Jagger, Pamela
Babigumira, Ronnie
Belcher, Brian
Hogarth, Nicholas
Bauch, Simone
Borner, Jan
Smith-Hall, Carsten
Wunder, Sven
Journal Name World Development
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 64
ISSN 0305-750X   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84897364081
Start Page S12
End Page S28
Total Pages 17
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract This paper presents results from a comparative analysis of environmental income from approximately 8000 households in 24 developing countries collected by research partners in CIFOR’s Poverty Environment Network (PEN). Environmental income accounts for 28% of total household income, 77% of which comes from natural forests. Environmental income shares are higher for low-income households, but differences across income quintiles are less pronounced than previously thought. The poor rely more heavily on subsistence products such as wood fuels and wild foods, and on products harvested from natural areas other than forests. In absolute terms environmental income is approximately five times higher in the highest income quintile, compared to the two lowest quintiles.
Keywords forests
household income surveys
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